August 1, 2023
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
August 1, 2023
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:00 P.M.(CT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller, Sonny Harrowa and Gary Grittner. Also present was State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Treasurer Bill Konst, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Emergency Manager Cathy Strudle, Fort Pierre Chamber of Commerce/Expo Shane Kramme, The Right Turn Chris Maxwell and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve July 11, 2023, Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 38.55 FRGRNDS MAINT
CLARA ADKINSON 20.00 SUBPOENA
AIRTECH HEATING & COOLING INC 2667.51 CH BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
TUCKER & CORINN AMIOTTE 160.00 4-H FINALS STALL REFUND
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 5000.00 SD STATE HS RODEO
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 3804.17 JULY SUBSIDY BILLING
ARAMARK 125.43 R&B MAINT
AT&T MOBILITY 323.33 CELL PHONES
AXON ENTERPRISE INC 4529.78 LE EQUIP
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 472.68 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS TRASH BILLING
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 167.92 MAY 2 MINS
CELERITY INTERNET 136.94 FRGRNDS WIFI
CENTRAL CAISSONS INC 250.00 R&B EQUIP RENTAL
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 215.12 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CENTURYLINK 170.56 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 220.08 OFFICE PHONES
COLUMN SOFTWARE PBC 199.16 PUBLICATIONS
COMMTECH INC 120.00 DOE MAINT
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1833.33 AUGUST SUPPORT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 196.28 GOV BLDG/DOE FUEL
CROSSROADS TRAILER 281.54 R&B SUPPL
TOM & SALLIE CUNY 280.00 4-H FINALS STALL/HOOKUP REFUND
JLF ENTERPRISES INC 6.99 R&B SUPPL
DON'S SINCLAIR 24918.66 R&B DIESEL
DON'S SINCLAIR 30.22 FRGRNDS FUEL
JOHN DUFFY 80.00 CH SHOP LOT RENT
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 8305.83 R&B REPAIR/MAINT/SUPPL-T2/T3
EDGEMONT PRECISION REBUILDERS 379.70 CH BLDG SUPPL
FLEET SERVICES 1613.15 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
TRAVIS & KASSANDRA FOREMAN 80.00 4-H FINALS STALL REFUND
FORT PIERRE CITY 13857.21 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 68.85 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 3319.01 UTILITIES
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICTNS 200.00 E-911
GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 1619.45 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-T12/G5
CLAYTON GREEN 54.00 MV REFUND
JIM GREGG 250.00 4TH OF JULY WORKER
KLAY & KASI HARRIS 240.00 4-H FINALS STALL REFUND
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 79.25 SUPPLIES
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 18810.00 JUNE JAIL BILL
LARRY'S PLUMBING LLC 2425.00 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
LINCOLN COUNTY 85.60 MENTAL ILLNESS
THOMAS P MAHER 3799.88 JUNE EXPENSES
MCLEOD'S PRINTING & OFFICE SUP 473.82 TREAS SUPPL
MENARDS - PIERRE 815.72 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 153.14 COUNTY SHOP PHONE/INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 216.78 OFFICE INTERNET
KAYLA MILLER 20.00 SUBPOENA
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 18.11 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 83.27 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
NAPA 3.29 GOV BLDG MAINT
CITY OF PIERRE 7387.62 JULY MED DIR/E911 3QTR PAYMNT
PIERRE SOLID WASTE FACILITY 14.40 GOV BLDG MAINT
PITNEY BOWES INC 325.72 POSTAGE
PRIA 60.00 ROD ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
QUILL CORPORATION 1464.13 OFFICE SUPPL
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 393.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
RIVER CITIES TRANSIT 20000.00 ANNUAL SUPPORT
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.10 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 52.34 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 278.49 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL
SC STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL 25821.73 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
ALLISON SCHLOMER 20.00 SUBPOENA
BRAD A SCHREIBER 115.45 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SD DEPT OF CORRECTIONS 448.80 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 160396.09 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 325.00 BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 800.00 FALL CONVENTION
SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 122.00 ROD M/P FUND
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 69.09 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SIEBRASSE LAW OFFICE PC 524.30 CRT APPT ATTRNY
K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC 474.59 CRT APPT ATTRNY
TITLES OF DAKOTA INC 1377.98 OVERPAID TAXES REC 9435 9763
WHEELHOUSE PLUMBING INC 2415.53 FRGRNDS MAINT
WINNER POLICE DEPARTMENT 67.00 JUNE JAIL BILLING
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 729.63 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-T2/G5/TR16/PK
SAMANTHA YORK 40.00 4-H FINALS STALL REFUND
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 208.74 R&B SUPPL
Auditor Report: Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the June 2023 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of June 30, 2023, Fiscal Revenue Report as of June 30, 2023 and Outstanding Disbursements as of August 1, 2023.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,759.87; Auditor - $5,289.36; Treasurer - $5,074.00; States Attorney - $8,308.21; Custodial - $2,412.18; Director of Equalization - $309.24; Register of Deeds - $3,836.12; Road & Bridge - $23,307.69; Weed & Pest - $611.44; Fairgrounds - $10,043.08; Extension - $1,216.13; Employee Health Insurance - $17,174.00; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $10,683.30; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $19,179.76.
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees July 2023 - $ 1,682.88
Transfer Fees July 2023 - $ 2,767.00
Budget – The Right Turn: Chris Maxwell informed the Commission that The Right Turn’s programs strengthen families and improve the local economy by providing opportunities for people to gain skills to increase their educational and job potential. The Right Turn supports education across the lifespan to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to be successful regardless of their circumstances.
Fairgrounds: Commissioner Gary Grittner informed the Commission that Gary met with John Moisan and Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal regarding renting the fairgrounds for musical venues.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented the Commission with a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of July 2023, which consists of hauling gravel, mowing, blading, dust control on Bad River Road, service and maintenance of equipment. Lee informed the Commission that the highway department will start hauling gravel out of the Midland gravel pit. Lee was informed about a business out of North Dakota that will haul old tires. Lee would like to clean up the tire pile.
Commissioner Dana Iversen and Highway Superintendent Lee Smith met regarding auto gates. The highway department will figure out how many auto gates exist in the county, then the commission will figure a plan as how to proceed with the on-going issues. The County will send letters to property owners informing them of the Commission’s decision.
SDCL 31-25-2, 31-25-3: A cattle way may be constructed across or under the jurisdiction of the county if application for it is approved by the county board. It must be constructed in the manner directed by the county and at the expense of the applicant. If the person on whose land the cattle way is constructed fails to keep it in good repair, the county may make any needed repairs and charge the cost to the landowner.
Discussion: Commissioner Gary Grittner asked Emergency Manager Cathy Strudle who sets off the sirens in the event of a storm. Cathy explained that is her departments responsibility, after checking with National Weather Service, weather spotters and, at times, law enforcement. The first storm in July moved in very quickly, it was too late to set off the sirens. Cathy explained that she is in constant contact with the weather spotters, National Weather Service, and law enforcement.
Shane Kramme informed the Commission that the fire suppression is complete at the Expo Center. Shane stated that the Expo is ready for Street Masters and the 4-H Finals Rodeo dance.
Raise – Deputy Treasurer Jessicia Barta: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to approve 6-month raise for Deputy Treasurer Jessicia Barta, in the amount of $1.00 per hour, effective August 27, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Raise – Legal Assistant Stacy Buchholz: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve raise for Legal Assistant Stacy Buchholz, in the amount of $2.00 per hour, effective August 1, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Resolution 2023-12 Plat of Spies Tract 1: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Resolution 2023-12 Plat of Spies Tract 1. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
PLAT OF SPIES TRACT 1, A SUBDIVISION OF NORTHWEST QUARTER NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 31 EAST OF THE BLACK HILLS MERIDIAN, STANLEY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF SPIES TRACT 1, A SUBDIVISION OF NORTHWEST QUARTER NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 31 EAST OF THE, BLACK HILLS MERIDIAN, STANLEY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
WHEREAS, the plat of the above-described property has been executed according to statute, now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED that the County Commission, in and for Stanley County, does hereby approve the said Plat of Spies Tract 1, a subdivision of the NW1/4NW1/4, Section 7, T5N, R31E, BHM, Stanley County, South Dakota.
Dated this 1st day of August 2023.
Board of Stanley County Commissioners
Dana Iversen, Chairman
I, Philena Burtch, Auditor of Stanley County, do hereby certify that at an official meeting on August 1, 2023, the County Commissioners did by resolution approve Plat of Spies Tract 1, a subdivision of NW1/4NW1/4, Section 7, T5N, R31E, BHM, Stanley County, South Dakota.
Philena Burtch, Auditor
Abatement – Record #7507: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to approve Abatement for Record #7507, in the amount of $2,247.30, as qualify for disabled veteran exemption. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Wage & Salary Review Recommendations: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Wage & Salary Recommendations, per hour, effective September 1, 2023: Konst $2.50; Barta $1.00; T Maher $2.16; Buchholz $1.00; A Maher $5.77; Schrank $1.00; Striker $1.50; Duffy $1.75; S Deal $1.00; Cline $1.00; T Deal $2.50; Husted $2.00; Burtch $2.00; Smith $1.00; Richardson $4.00; Prince $2.89; Jones $2.12; Hedman $2.50; O’Dea $1.50; Uecker $2.29. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Commissioner Discussion: The Commissioners will conduct interviews for the Director of Equalization and Director of Equalization Assistant positions on Tuesday August 8, 2023, beginning at 5:30 P.M.
Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 5:50 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:36 P.M.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Gary Grittner, to adjourn at 6:45 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman